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Army MOS 68K Laboratory Specialist          

More Without medical laboratories, the clinical tests required to detect and identify patient diseases couldn't be performed.
Without medical laboratory technicians, there wouldn't be anyone to perform them. As integral members of the medical
laboratory technician team, Medical Laboratory Specialists conduct tests on the tissue, blood and body fluids of patients.

Some of your duties as a Medical Laboratory Specialist may include:
Perform elementary blood banking and clinical laboratory procedures in hematology, immuno hematology, clinical chemistry
Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture
Pack, unpack, inspect, store and distribute blood and blood products
Assemble, disassemble and maintain laboratory equipment

Training
Job training for a Medical Laboratory Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering
skills, and 26 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice testing specimens. Some of the skills you'll learn
are:

Medical laboratory procedures
Study of human parasites and diseases
Laboratory administration and record keeping

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Medical Laboratory Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same
discipline. As an advanced level Medical Laboratory Specialist, you may be involved in:

Perform elementary blood banking and clinical laboratory procedures in hematology, immuno hematology, clinical
chemistry, serology, bacteriology, parasitology and urinalysis

Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture
Pack, unpack, inspect, store and distribute blood and blood products
Assemble, disassemble and maintain laboratory equipment
Supervise laboratory sections in the performance of their duties
Perform and monitor Quality Control and Assurance

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Medical Laboratory Specialist will help prepare you for a future with privately owned laboratories,
hospitals, clinics or research institutions. The certifications available to you after continued study and experience are:
Medical Laboratory Technician, Cyto technologist and Clinical Laboratory Technician. Certain restrictions apply, and
specific educational criteria must be met before you can qualify for certification.

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Pharmacy Specialist (68Q)
Optical Laboratory Specialist (68H)
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